Introducing the Water Information Network System (IHP-WINS)
Description: IHP-WINS aims to become a global reference on the water cycle allowing users to create tailor-made maps incorporating information about arid zones, rainfall, transboundary water basins and irrigation, and to monitor and implement the Sustainable Development Goal on water and irrigation (SDG6) with continuous updates and new data.
It is also a platform for inter-disciplinary collaboration and knowledge sharing among water stakeholders, to foster networks.
Find out more at https://en.unesco.org/ihp-wins
08 Feb 2017
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Description: Nous avons contribué à un meilleur accès à l’eau potable en milieu rural en collaboration avec le Service National des Points d’Eau (SNAPE). De 2003 à 2016, le SNAPE a ainsi pu réhabiliter et construire des forages d’eau et a contribué à leur gestion pérenne en formant et sensibilisant les communautés.
23 Jan 2017
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16 Jan 2017
Description: In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) food security, malnutrition, struggling health services and frequent natural disasters are just some of the humanitarian and development challenges being tackled by the DPRK Red Cross Society. Through its Integrated Community Development Programme the Red Cross is improving people’s lives and building the resilience of communities across the country .
10 Jan 2017
28 Dec 2016
Description: Agri-Food Systems: Transformations in Food Security is the first of a three-part series of presentations given by USAID Senior Food Security and Nutrition Advisor Jim Oehmke. His remarks were part of the 2016 Agri-Food System Policy for Global Food Security Strategy workshop held December 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C.
Oehmke discusses the complex transformations necessary to move from subsistence to market-based agricultural systems. Transformative processes touch, among others: agricultural production, rural communities, biodiversity, ecologies that can adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change, rural social systems and employment.
Visit Agrilinks.org to learn more.
22 Dec 2016
Description: Farmers in a village in Herat Province see a boost in their harvests thanks to a rehabilitated irrigation system and by adopting best practices in water usage.
These are some of the positive outcomes of the On-Farm Water Management Project, which undertook the rehabilitation of the village irrigation canal.
The project, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, works to improve agricultural productivity by enhancing the efficiency of water use. It is supported by a grant from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund.
Haji Abdul Karim, 57, is a farmer in Khushk-e-Baad-e-Saba village in Enjil district in Herat Province.
The village’s farms are fed by a canal built by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock through the On-Farm Water Management Project (OFWMP).
With support from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), OFWMP works to improve agricultural productivity in project areas by enhancing the efficiency of water use.
OFWMP has established 59 irrigation associations across western Afghanistan, which have greatly reduced water-related conflict in villages and ensured the proper maintenance of newly built irrigation canals.
The Khushk-e-Baad-e-Saba canal stretches 3,315 meters and benefits more than 300 families. While previously only 75 percent of Haji Abdul Karim's farmland was cultivable, he now farms all of his land.
The canal has increased the village’s arable lands by more than 15 percent, making farming a more viable economic source of livelihood,
and transforming the village into a more prosperous, happier, and greener place.
14 Dec 2016
Description: East Chad hosts several thousands of refugees who have fled war in Sudan. Many have lived in Chad more than a decade. In 2014 LWF introduced the program “Seeds for Solutions” so that refugees from Sudan can be self-sufficient. Thanks to the generosity of the local host community, who allocated farm land to the refuges, they have been able to start a new life. See the story of a female refugee who was able to set up a farm in Chitete and provide for herself and her family. The project is funded by the US Bureau for population, refugees and migration (BPRM) and implemented by The Lutheran World Federation program in Chad.
13 Dec 2016
Description: East Chad hosts several thousands of refugees who have fled war in Sudan. Many have lived in Chad more than a decade. Chad residents have not only welcomed refugees, some have generously allocated the refugees farmland. The LWF is working to encourage more residents to offer up land. In total, the refugees have been allocated over 54,000 hectares of farmland, thanks to the generosity of local chiefs.
07 Dec 2016
Description: Crops in east Chad are often killed by drought and animals foraging for food. In 2014 LWF introduced the program, Seeds for Solutions so that refugees from Sudan can be self-sufficient while strengthening ties with their hosts. In one village, the LWF set up a vegetable garden, provided seeds and agricultural tools to the farmers. Proceeds from the surplus have enabled the community to become self-sufficient.
07 Dec 2016
Description: Integrating climate-smart agriculture into policies in Ethiopia across all levels and landscapes is key, not just for building greater resilience for farmers, but also for meeting our global climate goals.
09 Nov 2016